Book Countering the financing of terrorism / edited by Thomas J. Biersteker and Sue E. Eckert.
Associated Name: Biersteker, Thomas J.
Associated Name: Eckert, Sue E.
Publication year: 2008.
Call Number HV6431 .C585 2008
Media class: Book
Publisher: London ;New York : Routledge
ISBN: 9780415396424 0415396425 9780415396431 0415396433 9780203944639 0203944631
Includes Pref. by editors.
Includes List of Abbreviations (p. [xiii]-xv.)
Extent: xv, 344 p. ; 24 cm.
At present, no single source provides a comprehensive overview of the financing of terrorism, its methods and regulation. With three years of experience in the global effort to cut off terrorist funding, this volume offers a much-needed analysis of a complex, widely discussed, yet poorly understood subject. While a number of sensational and poorly documented books have been published on terrorism with sections devoted to terrorist financing, this is the first high-level scholarly, analytically sophisticated overview of terrorist financing. It brings together prominent experts and scholars with practitioners to provide a critical assessment of the international effort to date in restricting terrorist financing, to evaluate the costs and benefits of this important initiative, and to offer recommendations for more effective policies to curb the financing of terrorism.
Introduction : the challenge of terrorist financing / Thomas J. Biersteker and Sue E. Eckert -- Producing terror : organizational dynamics of survival / Jessica Stern and Amit Modi -- The evolution of al Qaeda / Rohan Gunaratna -- The social organization of terror in Southeast Asia : the case of Jemaah Islamiyah / Zachary Abuza -- Terrorism, charities and diasporas : contrasting the fundraising practices of Hamas and al Qaeda among Muslims in Europe / Jeroen Gunning -- Terrorist financing and organized crime : nexus, appropriation or transformation? / Phil Williams -- Trade diversion as a fund raising and money laundering technique of terrorist organizations / Donald E. deKieffer -- The design, development, and implementation of regulatory and supervisory frameworks for international funds transfer systems / Nikos Passas and Samuel Munzele Maimbo -- Al Qaeda and the gemstone trade / Douglas Farah -- The US regulatory approach to terrorist financing / Sue E. Eckert and R. Richard Newcomb -- International initiatives to combat the financing of terrorism / Thomas J. Biersteker, Sue E. Eckert, and Peter Romaniuk -- Lessons for countering terrorist financing from the war on serious and organized crime / Michael Levi -- Conclusion : taking stock of efforts to counter the financing of terrorism and recommendations for the way forward / Thomas J. Biersteker and Sue E. Eckert.